By Jasmine Washington
Barack Obama has a little more than two months left as President of the United States and many people are sad to see him go. BET aired its Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration last night (Nov 15.) to honor our current commander-in-chief, and things got emotional.
The beautiful tribute encouraged viewers to share what they were most thankful to Obama for through the #ThankYouObama hashtag. Of course, the initiative quickly took on a life of its own and wound up a trending topic.
Many Twitter users praised President Obama for the great things he’s managed to accomplish over the course of his two-term presidency.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 16, 2016
— #NotDaisy'sPresident (@FemmesUnafraid) November 16, 2016
— LGBT Shrink (@DrRonHolt) November 16, 2016
— Miss Nasty McEwin (@maramcewin) November 16, 2016
We literally just had the coolest president EVER in office for 8 years! We will miss your President Obama #ThankYouObama
— Prasanna Joshi (@prasannaj8) November 16, 2016
— (@6PAPl) November 16, 2016
— Thomas Wright (@Thomasfjr) November 16, 2016
The gracious outpouring of gratitude quickly took a turn for the worse when Anti-Obama social media users hijacked the hashtag spewing their displeasure with President Obama. Despite the hate from Twitter trolls, the overwhelming majority of #ThankYouObama entries voiced the opinions of many who are grateful to have witnessed President Barack Obama’s two-term presidency.